UNC leaders won't discuss NCAA allegations notice after probe of academic fraud scandal

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CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina — North Carolina's campus leaders are not discussing allegations of potential NCAA rules violations stemming from the school's academic fraud scandal.

University Chancellor Carol Folt and trustees chairman Lowry Caudill on Thursday deflected questions about the case. The school said last week it has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA, which uses the document to specify rule violations after an investigation. UNC has not publicly released the notice.

Folt said the Chapel Hill school is preparing its response, which is due within 90 days and could lead to a hearing with the organization's infractions committee.

The NCAA last year reopened a probe into academic misconduct in the African studies department involving fake courses that resulted in inflated grades. Roughly half the students in the irregular courses were athletes.

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